This route is a relatively flat ride for County Durham, if there is such a thing! We will follow the river from Durham City up to High Shincliffe. Once there, that is the hard part over and then we are free to enjoy a leisurely ride along shared cycle paths and quiet roads to Bowburn, Byers Garth and Sherburn Village. We will return from Sherburn via Rennys Lane and follow the river back into Durham.
The route will mainly follow shared cycle paths, with some quiet roads
If time and daylight allows we might be able to have a socially distanced outside cuppa at a cafe in Durham when we have finished the ride.
As always we can’t predict the weather so please dress suitably. You are better to be overdressed as you can always take layers off. For any queries please contact [email protected] For any last minute cancellations on the day please text 07779346206 (note this phone is only for the day of the ride) otherwise use the option to cancel when you log in to letsride.co.uk. If the weather is bad we will only contact you if we are cancelling the ride and will do so no later than 9am on the day by putting a message in the ‘conversation’ tab in the ride. You should receive a notification by email if there is a message. If you have not heard from us we are still riding In view of COVID-19 we will be taking this into account with our ride leading and we will follow Govt. guidelines. Please note the following: • Maximum ride number to be 6 (including leaders). This may change as Govt guidance dictates. • We will not share any equipment so please be organised and bring your own items eg drink, spare inner tube, tyre levers and pump, sun cream and hand sanitiser. • You should pay particular attention to your bike being in good working order before attending a ride so as to minimise risks and disruption to rides. • We will ride taking social distancing into account. At the time of writing British Cycling recommend riding at least one metre apart. • Participants must not attend a ride if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms • Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms during a ride must inform a leader. • Anyone who develops COVID symptoms after a ride must contact the leader who will inform British Cycling HQ who will then contact everyone who attended the ride. You can contact the leader directly via the ‘Message Ride Creator’ tab in the ride posting on let’s ride unless you have their direct contact details already.
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